My Energy Efficient Home - How not to cost the earth with Mark Brinkley

When: Saturday 14th April 2018
Time: 11am - 1pm
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6EF

Join us for our specialised energy event to help you understand more about how to ensure your build is as energy efficient as possible.

Housebuilder’s Bible author and independent expert, Mark Brinkley discusses the options for selfbuilders wanting to build greener, more energy efficient homes.


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Mark Brinkley is best-known as the author of the Housebuilder's Bible, a project he has been working on since 1993. Prior to that he worked as a builder and developer, and the book is based around his experiences and observations. He also writes regular columns in Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, and maintains a blog -- House 2.0 -- on housing matters.
He began building in 1980 when he carried out an eco-renovation on his first house, and went on to work on a number of projects, including building his own home in 1992. He lives in Cambridge and, when he is not writing or researching, he spends time pottering about, walking the country tracks, playing a little golf from time to time, and worrying about climate change, to very little effect. He plays guitar rather badly and has a soft spot for checked shirts and country music, suspecting he may have been a hillbilly in a former life.
If you want to know more about Mark and his work, visit his website at


Browse the show homes..

The event will conclude around lunch time, giving you the opportunity to take a look around our four beautiful show homes, including the recently refurbished Gransden.

What will the day include?House cut out

The day will cover topics such as;

  • Glazing
  • Heating and Insulation
  • Airtightness
  • Water Management
  • Renewables
  • Passivhaus


10.45am: Arrival and Refresments
11.00am: Presentation & Q&A Session
12.30pm: Lunch

Where? £25- £40

Potton Show Centre
Mill Lane, Little Paxton
St Neots, Cambridgeshire
PE19 6EF
01480 403285


This event will cost £25 per person, or add a partner and make it £40 per couple


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Tea and coffee will be available, with a light buffet lunch provided after the event.


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